PM visits Bohra mosque, invokes

Imam Hussain (RA) to emphasise peace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invoked Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), to emphasise the need for peace and justice, as he visited a mosque here to attend an event organised by the Bohra Muslims.

Modi shared the dais with the Bohra community’s spiritual head Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin at the ‘Ashura’, at the Saifee Mosque here in Madhya Pradesh.

Addressing a gathering of Dawoodi Bohra community members, Modi said, "Imam Hussain (RA) had sacrificed his life for the sake of peace and justice. He had raised his voice against injustice and arrogance."

He added that these teachings of Imam Hussain (RA) were more important today than those times.

The prime minister, who was felicitated by Saifuddin on his arrival at the mosque, showered praise on the Bohra Muslim community for globally spreading the message of co-existence.

"The concept of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ is a great strength of India, making it distinct from others. The Bohra community is making the world aware of this concept through its work," Modi said.

"We are proud of our past, we believe in our present and are confident of our bright future," Modi said at the event which was also attended by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

He said his government, over the last four years, has sent out a message that the business should be done within the purview of the rules and law.

The prime minister also praised the Dawoodi Bohras for their efforts to make the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan a success.